You Only Live Once, so how do you want to live your life?

A new Jess Vallance book? I want to read it. It’s about the pressure we live under and what’s actually important in life? I NEED to read it. That was basically my thought process when I heard of the existence of You Only Live Once, and I was determined to quickly get my hands on it and devour it.

That’s Not What Happened, but what did happen then?

From the moment I learned of That’s Not What Happened’s existence, I knew I had to get my hands on it. Even though I was a bit wary of Keplinger writing a book about a school shooting, I was still curious to see if she was going to be able to pull it off. Color me intrigued.

Made You Up, or didn’t she?

Made You Up has been on my radar for ages, but if it wasn’t for a blind book date at YALC, I still wouldn’t have added it to my shelves. How can I say no to a book with the very intriguing “reality is not what you perceive”-line on the wrapped cover? When I uncovered this book from the wrapping, I literally screamed. Maybe I was going to start reading this one very soon after all.

When We Collided, a tale of a book with two faces

Finding myself in the mood for a cute contemporary read, I decided to pick up When We Collided from my shelf where it had been standing for years. It came in a bookish subscription box years ago, but nothing ever enticed me to pick it up. Until one summery evening where I didn’t have a lot of other contemporaries on my shelf…

It’s Kind of a Funny Story, but really it isn’t

This book ended up somewhere at the bottom of my TBR shelf over the years. I can’t remember when I got it, but I do know it’s been sitting there for quite some time. When I was looking for a book that would scratch one of the prompts off my Popsugar reading challenge, I finally picked It’s Kind of a Funny Story up, barely remembering what it was about.

The Exact Opposite of Okay, already the best book I will read in 2018

I have to say that I was super excited to read The Exact Opposite of Okay right up until I read the short description. Yikes, a contemporary about a sex scandal, no way that this was going to be a book for me. But it was my last YALC ARC and I was determined to finish my crazy plan of reading every ARC before its release date. Sigh…

When Dimple Met Rishi, she threw iced coffee in his face

I’m a definite sucker for a good book hype. The hype surrounding When Dimple Met Rishi was one of the biggest I have seen, so naturally I couldn’t not read it. It didn’t matter that this was a genre that I usually won’t even touch with a ten-foot pole, I needed to read this book and see for myself if it’s just as good as they say.